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Oratorio di San Giorgio

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Address: Piazza del Santo | L'accesso è sospeso in occasione di celebrazioni religiose., 35123, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 0498225652
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Aristocratic Family Chapel

Built in 1374 & not changed at all .The ceiling and walls are decorated with frescoes painted by Altichiero da Zevio . Worth a visit but 5 euro entry compared to free for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Built in 1374 & not changed at all .The ceiling and walls are decorated with frescoes painted by Altichiero da Zevio . Worth a visit but 5 euro entry compared to free for the Basilica next door that is amazing seems comparatively expensive .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is well worth seeing even if your time in Padua is short.The Scuola has some early Titian paintings and the picture of the kneeling donkey is lovely. The oratorio is smaller but no less interesting with frescoes of various saints,and you can see the influence of Giotto here.Whether you see it before the Basilica or after is irrelevant as... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Maybe worth going here before the basilica next door. We did it the other way round and this oratory seemed so small and having had my visual senses completely blasted by the interior of the basilica - it was hard to pay attention to the beautiful friezes here.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Interesting, but felt superfluous after visiting the Santo next door. I think only 5 euro for the Oratorio and Scoletta. If saving money, just opt for the Scoletta. The Santo is free.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Oratorio and the Scuola di Saint Anthony are fabulous! You enter into the Oratorio and then the guide will take you upstairs to the scuola. No pictures allowed! (Unless you are crafty). The frescoes are fabulous and much older than what you will find in the Basilica.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Only in Padova would this be overlooked! It's next door to the church of San Antonio, really lovely frescoes and we had the place to ourselves! Capella degli Scrovengni rightly attracts lots of visitors, but this is virtually unknown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is surprising how some places apparently small gather so much information and surprises about our past.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Conveniently located adjacent to the Basilica (Il Santo), the oratory is a small chapel decorated with very interesting frescoes in the style of Giotto (probably by his students). They tell stories of St. George and St. Lucy. It is fun to try to decipher the paintings. A good handout with a guide to the paintings is provided when you enter.... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Its beside the Basilica of St Antonio , so while you are there if it is open you should take a look . It is richly decorated with some good paintings and an interesting little building with a rich history all about which you can read about when you are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Oratorio di San Giorgio cannot compete with the Scrovegni Chapel, but has its own charm and frescos in excellent condition about, but not only, Saint George. If you visit Saint Anthony Basilica do invest an extra 30 - 45 minutes to visit the Oratorio and the Scolleta del Santo next door (same entrance ticket). You won't be disappointed.

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